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Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Employer
Loyola University Maryland
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Fields
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time
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Loyola University Maryland is seeking an Assistant Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR). The Assistant Director of CFR is a member of the Advancement team and reports to the Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations. The Assistant Director researches organizational funding opportunities, prepares proposals and reports for submission to funders, stewards CFR donors, manages departmental workflow, and works with the Director of CFR on fundraising/stewardship strategy. The Assistant Director is responsible for tracking and completing reporting requirements; maintaining accurate CFR files, records, workflow schedules, and grant calendars; preparing/submitting LOIs and proposals; supporting donor visits; preparing briefings and other materials; stewarding CFR partners and prospects, and maintaining the CFR content library. The Assistant Director will develop a strong understanding of Loyola University Maryland's programs, strategic plan, and fundraising priorities. The Assistant Director will work closely with the CFR Director, Development Directors, and faculty/administrators in the colleges, schools, and units to identify university priorities and help develop philanthropic strategies. For details, visit careers.loyola.edu.The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a member of the Advancement team and reports to the Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations.
The Assistant Director works with the Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations on fundraising/stewardship strategy. The Assistant Director is responsible for tracking,
completing, and supporting all departmental reporting requirements; maintaining accurate CFR files, records, workflow schedules, and grant calendars; preparing LOIs and proposals;
planning and supporting donor visits; preparing briefings and other materials; stewarding CFR partners; and maintaining CFR's content library. The Assistant Director will develop a strong
understanding of Loyola University Maryland's programs, strategic plan, and fundraising priorities. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Development for CFR,
Development Directors, and faculty/administrators/leaders in Loyola's colleges, schools, and units to identify and help solicit organizational philanthropic support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Fundraising and Writing
• Develop and draft effective grant materials, proposals, case statements presentations, and letters of
inquiry, acknowledgment letters, progress and stewardship reports, and other communications.
• Prepare agendas and supporting materials for strategic meetings with organizational funders
• Prepare briefing materials for prospect strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship meetings for
the Director of Development for CFR, University leadership, faculty, and other administrative and
academic leaders as needed.

2. Project Management
• Maintain CFR's philanthropic grants opportunity pipeline and calendar, including timelines for current
and future funding prospects, including LOIs, proposals, and reports
• Update and maintain corporate and foundation donor and prospect information in the University
(CRM/Raiser's Edge) database and update data/utilize the system to support the management of the
CFR portfolio
• Track progress and oversee final preparation and submission of all grant/gift reports

3. Expand and Update Content Library for CFR Fundraising and Stewardship
• Work with campus thought leaders—deans, chairs, faculty, center/unit directors, and other leaders—to
understand university priorities that align with CFR donors and collect needed details (content, budgets,
timelines, etc. ) to create off-the-shelf content for CFR fundraising
• Work with campus operational partners on data/detail collection to support CFR's work (e.g., Advancement
Services, Advancement Communications, Finance, Institutional Research, Enrollment, Financial Aid, etc.)
• Update library materials for CFR fundraising priorities annually or as needed

4. Stewardship
• Write effective donor reports—annually or as required/needed, working with CFR Director and university stakeholders
• Work with Donor Engagement colleagues to customize/vet acknowledgment letters and other communications/invitations
to CFR donors
• Invite CFR donors/partners to university events and engagement opportunities
• Identify new ways to promote, cultivate, and steward foundation and corporate engagement across campus
• Plan and support foundation/corporate visits

5. Research
• Research funding opportunities and assesses their appropriateness and fit with University priorities
• Assesses University areas of compatibility with funder interests, the potential size of funding requests, pertinent deadlines,
and planned timeline for submissions
• Track trends and developments within the grant-making community, including private and corporate foundations and
corporations, and utilize this information to inform CFR's fundraising strategy
• Collaborate with CFR Director to analyze foundation and corporate interests and assess opportunities to engage these
organizations

6. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required; a relevant advanced degree is a plus
2. Strong writing, research, and data analysis skills
3. Outstanding organizational and deadline management skills
4. Ability to convey an idea or message clearly, both orally and in writing, and inspire belief in or commitment to an idea or project
5. Ability to constructively integrate as a member of the Advancement team
6. An interest in and commitment to Loyola University Maryland and its Jesuit mission and a general interest in higher education and the value of a liberal arts and sciences degree
7. Ability to support the University's goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education
8. Ability to represent Loyola University Maryland with integrity and excellence at all times
9. Familiarity with the Baltimore business and philanthropic community
10. Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with all campus stakeholders, from students to Deans/VPs, and the President's office.
11. Meaningful prior experience with donor database/CRM software is required (Raiser's Edge expertise preferred), as well as proficiency with MS Office, especially Word, Excel, and PPT
12. A self-starter who is able to work independently with strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and accomplish position goals and objectives
13. Project management experience: plans, designs, carries out projects/tasks to meet objectives and deadlines

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